Department of Recreation and Parks plans an egg hunt April 8

March 19, 2006

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold its Spring Egg Hunt, for children ages 2 through fifth grade, from 10 a.m. to noon April 8 at Schooley Mill Park or Laurel Woods Elementary School.

Participants should take a basket to collect the eggs. Games and activities are also planned.

The cost is $5 a child or $15 a family. Registration is required.

Information or registration: 410-313-7275; text telephone, 410-313-4665. Or www.co.ho.md. us/RAP. In case of inclement weather: 410-313-4452 after 7 a.m.

Historical society to plan Savage Fest

The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Faith & Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St. .

Those who attend should use the side entrance, off Foundry Street.

The program includes a video on Savage from Howard County: A Continuing History. Preparations for the Savage Fest, to be held June 3 and 4, will be discussed.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 301-725-1241.

Military

Training completed -- Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Brian J. Hamby, son of Reuben I. Hamby of Savage and Debbie A. Obryhim of Annapolis, has graduated from the Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J. He is a 2004 graduate of Oakland Mills High School.

Around Town

Fitness, dance -- The South Laurel Recreation Council is accepting registration for spring classes for children, teens, adults and families. Classes are held at Montpelier, Oaklands and James Harrison elementary schools, the Montpelier Carriage House and Montpelier Neighborhood Park. Fitness classes include yoga, tai chi, Pilates and tennis for children, teens and adults. Latin dance, beginning and intermediate salsa, and country line dancing are offered. A self-defense class will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning tomorrow, in the multipurpose room at Oakland Elementary School. The cost for the six-week class is $24. Diane Sills, 301-776-2805.

Health expo -- Murray Hill Middle School and the Howard County Health Department will present the fourth Family Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at the school. The Health Expo will offer free blood pressure, dental, vision and hearing screenings, as well as testing for diabetes, HIV and breast health. Representatives from the Health Department will answer questions. Participating will be the Domestic Violence Center, Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland, the Foreign-born Information and Referral Network, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Howard County General Hospital, the Howard County Office on Aging, the STTAR Center and others. Local groups serving non-English-speaking residents will also be on hand. The Balloon Man and a disc jockey will entertain children. Free box lunches will be provided, and door prizes and giveaways are planned. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Murray Hill Middle School is at 9989 Winter Sun Road.

Spring sports -- Savage Boys and Girls Club is accepting registration for its spring sports programs. Those interested in registering for baseball, softball or soccer programs can e-mail a request for a registration form to www.baseball@savagebgc.com, or www.savage bgc.com.

Attic stories -- Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., is showing its 10th anniversary exhibit, Stories From the Attic: 10 Years of Collecting. Objects from the museum's collection are on display, along with the stories behind them. Admission is free. Museum and gift shop hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Group tours can be arranged at other times by appointment. 301-725- 7975.

PACE -- Savage Senior Center is offering an eight-week PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) class Wednesday and Friday afternoons. The class uses gentle activities, performed in sitting or standing positions, to increase joint flexibility and maintain muscle strength. The technique can reduce pain and stiffness and improve quality of life. The cost is $20. A release form is required. Savage Senior Center is at 9525 Durness Lane. Edith Bennett, 410-880-5915.

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